January 29, 2021: World NTD Day

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Neglected Tropical Diseases

In the face of a global pandemic, CDC and partners continue to help ensure that hundreds of millions of people no longer live at risk for certain neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Learn more this World NTD Day.

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World NTD Day 2021

CDC and partners recognize the intensive efforts to eliminate priority NTDs from afar.

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Neglected Tropical Diseases

NTDs are a group preventable and treatable parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases that affect more than one billion people globally.

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WHO NTD Road Map 2021–2030

The WHO Road Map for Neglected Tropical Diseases 2021–2030 builds on success to accelerate proven interventions against these devastating diseases.

Global COVID-19 Updates
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated the Global COVID-19 website to provide information for non-US settings. The page provides details on global COVID-19 cases and data, operational considerations for schools, migration and border health, and adapting a contact tracing program. Find more CDC resources for the global health community:

CDC Strategy for Global Response to COVID-19 (2020-2023)
COVID-19 Sustainable Response Planning

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